Peru opens the door to CBD medicines, with commercialization imminent

(A version of this story first appeared on Marijuana Business Daily.) Peru is giving hemp-derived medicines the green light, with commercialization imminent once the respective companies obtain the necessary import permits. Two hemp-derived products are registered as “cannabis-derived natural health products” in Peru. Toronto-headquartered Ramm Pharma, a company with medical cannabis manufacturing operations in Uruguay, […]

Odor complaints sparking talk of new ordinances in Colorado

Colorado officials who have long since settled how to zone marijuana cultivation to address odor complaints are starting to turn their sights to the hemp industry. Local authorities in Boulder voted this week to limit hemp businesses to three within a 500-foot radius, an attempt to address smell complaints related to the college town’s five […]

How to avoid heavy-metal accumulation in your hemp crop

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Derek Du Chesne is president of Exactus Hemp.) Let’s face it – the hemp industry is dealing with a huge problem, and it’s hurting everyone in the industry, especially growers and processors.  The problem in question […]

Editor’s Notebook: Why the hemp industry is well positioned for an extended recession

(This is an abridged version of a column that appears in the July issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Reading the business-page headlines these days, hemp pioneers can be forgiven for chuckling at how large and esteemed industries have no idea how they’ll survive when faced with the kinds of challenges hemp entrepreneurs have been dealing […]

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